To effectively access and recover data from cell phones, tablets, and similar electronics, the latest forensic tools require devices to stay live. The Mission Darkness™ Non-window Charge & Shield Faraday Bag is designed to keep a device powered while shielded from RF signals. It is available in phone and tablet sizes, and provides ample room to accommodate the filter cable connection. Each bag includes a dual sided USB filter, NeoLok™ closure system for safe use with conductive gloves, and a variety of device charging cables. The unique charging feature prevents lockout mode and reduces the amount of time needed to break a passcode, enabling the maximum amount of data extraction and unlocking with tools like GrayKey, Cellebrite, XRY, BlackBag, Oxygen, etc.
The Non-window Charge & Shield Faraday Bag can be used independently or with our Blocker Locker™ system (described below). The shielded USB filter and cable kit enables the device to connect to any rechargeable battery or permanent power source, ensuring that power is never compromised. The zipper pocket on the back side of the bag holds the included cable tips; simply connect the device to the internal side of the USB filter using the compatible tip. A device inside can receive power while it is transferred throughout various locations such as a vehicle, charging bank, evidence cabinet, or stationed at a desk with a power outlet, until it can be analyzed in a different location. For data extraction, the user simply disconnects the power source and connects to an extraction tool. The bag can be placed in a forensic faraday box and the device inside transferred for shielded data extraction.
When Charge & Shield Faraday Bags are used in conjunction with the Mission Darkness Blocker Locker 7™ – Charge & Shield Evidence Cabinet, devices remain securely locked, shielded from RF signals, and charged at all times. The Blocker Locker comes equipped with a Phone Size Window Charge & Shield Faraday Bag in each locker compartment. Note that this bag is the non-window version, and is not included with the Blocker Locker, but it can be used with it in the same way as the window version. The customized shielding system enables proper processing during each stage in custody, from device intake to interrogation.
When using with the Blocker Locker, simply place a device inside the Charge & Shield Faraday Bag, connect the device to the inner side of the USB filter, close the bag, then connect the outer side of the USB filter to the power outlet inside the individual cabinet compartment. To extract data from a device, unlock the compartment, disconnect the power cord, remove the Charge & Shield Faraday Bag, and transfer it into a forensic faraday box, like the Mission Darkness BlockBox Lab XL. The bag can be easily opened inside the box (the magnetic NeoLok closure reduces faraday glove abrasion) while the device is passed into the shielded enclosure. Shielding and power are never compromised, providing a seamless process for investigators.
Charge & Shield Faraday Bags are perfectly sized to fit in each locker compartment of the Mission Darkness Blocker Locker 7™ – Charge & Shield Evidence Cabinet. The cabinet comes with seven Phone Size Window Charge & Shield Faraday Bags plus all necessary charging components (this is a different variation that includes a transparent window on the front side, opposed to the non-window version). Each locker compartment includes two USB power receptacles and a unique outer lock. The bag can be removed from the evidence locker and transferred to the lab without compromising RF shielding. Up to two Charge & Shield Faraday Bags can fit in each locker compartment.
Purchase additional Charge & Shield Faraday Bags (available in phone or tablet size, window or non-window style) to support more devices in the cabinet, or to use for your own evidence locker system or RF shielding needs.
These accessories are often added to Charge & Shield kits because they enable short term charging capabilities, which may be required during transportation or until the bag can be connected to a long term power source while waiting to be analyzed in the lab. Ensuring that the device stays live throughout device intake prevents lockout mode and reduces the amount of time needed to break a passcode. Simply add the accessory you want to your cart.
Go Kit — Dual USB Port 24W Car Charger Adapter & Dual USB Port 12W Wall Charger with Foldable Plug
Cable Kit — Lightning, USB Micro, USB-C, USB Extension, USB A/M to A/M
10,000mAh Portable Power Bank with 1 USB-A Output Port
20,000mAh Portable Power Bank with 2 USB-A Output Ports
Once a device is received in the field or at the police station, the officer places it inside the Non-window Charge & Shield Faraday Bag. The corresponding cable tip provided in the bag’s zipper pocket is used to connect the device to the bag’s inner USB port. The bag is then sealed using the NeoLok™ magnetic closure.
The officer connects the shielded USB A/M to A/M cable to the bag’s outer USB port and to a power source. *If you require device screen visibility, upgrade to the Window Charge & Shield Faraday Bag, which allows the user to view the device status and screen through the bag’s transparent window. The non-window style bag does not allow you to view the device screen.
Keep the sealed bag in a secure location while the device inside is being charged indefinitely. If using with the Blocker Locker, lock the cabinet and place the key in the dropbox.
At the point when passcode breaking or data extraction is to occur, the individual handling the evidence disconnects the bag from the power source and transfers the sealed bag to the lab or location where it will be analyzed. The user can connect an extraction tool directly to the outer USB filter, or easily open the bag inside of a forensic box.
*Further steps vary depending on the usage scenario (see below).
The Non-window Charge & Shield Faraday Bag can be transferred to an RF shielded room or faraday forensic box for use with device unlocking tools like GrayKey.